Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, often referred to as the ‘Vampire Face Lift’, is an advanced skin treatment which uses a patient’s own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve skin complexion and texture.


PRP therapy works on the basis that the body’s own natural healing powers can slow and even reverse the ageing process, by placing growth factors (special proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin) in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself. PRP therapy involves harvesting platelets from the patient’s own blood in order to inject them into problem skin areas, giving it the nickname “Vampire Facial”.

A small amount of blood is taken from the patient and put into a centrifuge, where the blood is spun in order to separate the red blood cells from the platelet plasma (the component of the blood that is known for being highly effective in treating skin injuries). The plasma is then injected into the chosen area, where it works to plump the skin and reduce fine lines & wrinkles. This process stimulates other cells surrounding the injection site, causing them to increase in volume and produce collagen.

The Vampire Facelift is effective for:

• restoring natural beauty and shape
• loss of volume to the face
• fine lines and wrinkles
• crow’s feet
tear trough hollows
dark circles
• smoker’s lines
• temple hollows
• crepey neck and décolletage


Where can PRP therapy be used?

PRP therapy can be used on the face, particularly around the eyes, mouth & nose, the back of the hands, the decolletage and even the knees to give skin a more youthful and radiant appearance.

How long does the treatment take?

The Vampire Facial treatment takes around 60 minutes.

Are there any side effects?

There may be slight redness and swelling straight after treatment but will not last more than 24 hours.

How long do the results last?

Results from a Vampire Facial will last around 6 months

How many treatments should I have?

At River Aesthetics we recommend 3 treatments, 1 month apart, to achieve the optimum results. With any further treatments to take place 6 months later at the earliest.

When will I see results?

Immediately, however due to collagen stimulation you will see the optimum results at 12 weeks.

Treatment Summary

Procedure Time
60 Minutes
Recommended No. of Treatments
Not Required
Side Effects
Redness, bruising, swelling
Improves over 3 months with collagen stimulation
Duration of Results
6 Months
Back to Work
Full Recovery
24 Hours

Treatment Results

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Dr Victoria Manning


“This treatment is not just for Halloween, it’s great all year round to give you healthy, plump glowing skin, boosted by your own body’s growth factor – it’s a quick and easy treatment”

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